Tenacare Country Day School

About Tenacre

Quick Facts

Quick Facts about Tenacre
  • 196 total students: Pre-K (18), Kindergarten (23), Grade 1 (24), Grades 2 & 3 (25), Grade 4 (28), Grade 5 (26), and 6 (27)
  • Student Demographics: 100 girls, 96 boys, 23% are students of color, 134 families, 24 towns, including 4 neighborhoods in Boston, represented in Tenacre's student body
  • Tenacre has a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio in the classroom
  • Every student in Grades 1-6 has 60 minutes of math instruction Monday through Thursday
  • Every student in Grades 1-6 has a 90-minute literacy block, which includes reading, spelling, writing, and grammar, Monday through Thursday
  • Students are exposed to a variety of languages in Pre-K and start to learn Spanish in Kindergarten
  • Tenacre offers an after-school program for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6
  • Fifth and sixth graders participate on interscholastic sports teams in the fall, winter, and spring
  • Tuition: Between $22,235 for Pre-K and $33,995 for Grade 6
  • Financial Aid: close to $1million offered to 17% percent of the student body in 2015-2016; average financial aid grant was $22,602 in 2015-2016
  • Operating Budget: $7.5 million
  • Annual Giving: $727,151 in 2014-15; 100% of Tenacre parents (11th consecutive year) & 100% of Tenacre faculty/staff (9th consecutive year) donated to the Annual Fund
  • Founded by Helen Temple Cooke in 1910 as the lower boarding division of Dana Hall School. Tenacre separated from Dana Hall School in 1972.
Tenacre is affiliated with the following organizations:
  • Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Education Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)
  • Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA)
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